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more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama will stay here in the district today. he has three campaign events scheduled in d.c. the president also campaigned yesterday in virginia. he was 200 miles from romney in virginia beach. >>> the nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation when we took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived, as you might imagine. the crowd quickly booed when the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty. this was the first game since the nfl and players union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, unfortunately, part of labor management disputes. >> the referees union plans to vote today or tomorrow on the labor deal. >> a texas man faces up to five years in prison after admitting he tried to ex
lehrer will moderate wednesday night in denver. president obama attended a rally in nevada last night. he'll stay there to finish his preparations and talking points. mitt romney is in denver already. he'll stay there to finish his preparations. >>> dozens of dogs whose time at shelters had run out have a new lease on life this morning. more on how area pilots helped rescue the animals coming up at 5::0. >>> the nationals magic number to clinch the division is stuck at one. >> next after showers early this week, howard has some gorgeous days ahead in his seven-day forecast. you'll want to stick around for that. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think
. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get to your destination. you really need to use low beemams. patchy fog reported in gaithersburg. in the district and to the south. a shower late in day, 68-73. let's check on traffic with angela. reduced visibility out there the roads this morning. allow for some extra travel time. get our first look at 66. it's quiet even though you are fog.nding with no early troubles from a market. looks good to the beltway and contin
of loose seats on american airlines flights. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during flights, passenger seats came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both plains had undergone maintenance. they have grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting tomorrow
in just a matter of hours. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. president obama will take off for denver in just a few hours. i'm told he'll have a little bit of down time with the first lady before the debate. he'll also do a walk through of the venue. here's how it's going to work. president obama will be given the first question. mitt romney will have the final word tonight. the debate will be broken up into six 15-minute segments for a 90-minute debate. it will include three on the economy, one on health care, one on governing and one on the state of government. the role of government, i should say. now, both candidates will be standing at podiums. no strict time limits. each candidate will have two minutes to answer that question and then the rest of the segment will be an open discussion about the topic at hand. so that is how the debate is going to do. aides with the obama campaign say his goal is to deliver his message in a crisp and clear manner. to not seem too long winded as sometimes he has in the past. so that's really his goal and also to make the case about why
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the showdown, president obama, mitt romney and the debate in denver everyone is talking about. >>> breaking news about american airlines. why dozens of planes in the air tonight are being grounded when they land. >>> out of gas. why some gas stations are shutting down in a placehere prices are already over $5 a gallon. >>> is it a hidden danger in plastics and cans of high importance to mothers and their newborns. >>> and what we look like to them. "nightly news" begins now. to t. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him in virginia, while the president today said so
right, tucker. thank you very much. president barack obama and mitt romney will take center stage tonight in denver for the first of three presidential debates. the candidates are expected to focus on domestic issues, particularly the economy during the debate. there are nine electoral votes up for grabs in colorado making it a key prize for both candidates. you can watch the first presidential debate right here on fox 5. it starts at 9:00 tonight live from denver. >>> our other top stories, a rough ride for the vice president. the pilot of air force two had to delay landing two times yesterday because of bad weather. the white house saws the pilot had a miss ad approach during thunderstorms at charlotte international airport. it caused mr. biden to be late for a campaign event and then later, rain and fog forced his plane to land at dulles international rather than andrews air force base. >>> the nats defeated the phillies 4-2. >>> the former governor of california, arnold schwarzenegger, was in d.c. last night promoting his new book and his confessions are raising some eyebrows.
it a game changer for the presidential election . president obama and mitt romney taking the stage for rown one of the debate series, this one in denver . they tried to appeal to middle class voters likely to decide who will win the states. >> governor romney's proposal he promoted 18 months calls for a five trillion dollar tax cuts on top of two trillion in spending for our military. he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loop holes and deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over hundred times how you close the deductions and loop holes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> romney firing back that everything president obama said was not accurate and the republican nom no took the president to task for the nation's struggling economy. and piggy backing on the vipe- vice-president comment. >> the people who are having a problem is the middle class americans. they are being crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come down. i call it the economy tax. it has been crushing. >> the cand dates will meet again on october caneth for debate number two. and
in night in denver. speaking to supporters in nevada, obama said he -- expected a serious discussion. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and to restore security for hard-working americans. that is what people will be listening for, that is the debate you deserve. because in the coming weeks, you will have a big choice to make, nev., and it is not just a choice between two candidates or political parties. it is a choice between two different paths for the country. >> tune in on wednesday when we host a special expanded presidential debate, pausing after the questions to obama and romney, to include equal time responses from dale stein and rocky anderson. that will be wednesday night. in the financial giant bank of america has announced a $2.43 billion settlement in connection with its misleading of investors while acquiring merrill lynch. executives allegedly concealed heavy losses at merrill lynch when it purchased the company for $50 billion in 2008. while shareholders had promising estimates, the ban
at the university of maryland, he developed the software program that was launched while president obama and mitt romney dualed in denver. >> this is all about a new way to tap into people's opinions. >> reporter: an internet-based software program that instantly recorded the reactions of about 500 students watching the debate here in college park and perhaps another 10,000 college students at schools all around the country. >> they are looking on their smartphone at a screen that has buttons that say agree, disagree, spin, dodge. you hear something you agree with, tap it. >> reporter: not surprisingly given the audience, president obama got his biggest spikes of support when talking about reducing the costs of education while mitt romney did not fair nearly as well with the liberal leaning college crowd as the debate went on. matt jablow, 9news now. >> that's cool. that was really interesting. >>> in other news now, there is still no sign this morning of a missing fairfax county teenager. brian glenn was last seen monday morning at w.t. woodson high school but did not show up for class. his vehi
in denver the past few days. president obama has been preching in neff. both have been keeping low profiles in recent days. meanwhile republicans are seizing on comments vice president joe biden made at a campaign stop yesterday to say the obama administration's economic policies are not working. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could deci
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
. the stakes are high as president obama and mitt romney go head to head in denver. >> he has been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> there are six other studies that say it is completely wrong. >> both candidates calling each other out as they make their case for your vote. and tonight, fox 5 is giving you instant reaction and analysis. thanks for joining us at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm will thomas in for brian. tonight's showdown focused on the economy, taxes, healthcare, and both candidates came out swinging. fox 5's tom fitzgerald kicks off our coverage tonight. >> will and shawn, good to see you this evening. what we're going to do for you right now is a little bit of post game. this first presidential debate is now in the books and what we have for you here is a panel. a panel we have assembled, a group of folks who have different views on all of this. we'll get to them in a minute and let you know about them. first, start off with one of the very first topics of the debate tonight between mit
the primary season. president obama is also a seasoned debater. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> today republicans are also highlighting comments that vice president biden made on the campaign trail. the vice president said yesterday that the middle class has been, quote, buried for the last four years. the g.o.p. says that that is proof that the president's policies have not worked. democrats point the finger at the republican administration in power before president obama. >>> well, tonight's debate between the president and governor romney of course is going to focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. niki wade writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon writes, the economy and job creation. and mark wrighter asks where are we paying almost $4 a gallon for gasoline. we'll be keeping track to see if the candidates address any of these issues and if what they say passes muster. this is your no bull zone. we're teaming up with "u.s.a. today" reporters to bring you just the facts in tonight's debate. >>> it's l
>> president obama wrapping up his rally in denver and meeting with the audience after his comments. we are opening up the phone winds, as we did all evening after the debate and all morning on "washington journal." here are the numbers for you. you can also follow us on facebook and on twitter. we are using hashtag #cspan2012. tom is on our republicans' line. what do you think of the debates last night and the president's comments this afternoon? >> hello? >> tom, go ahead. >> maybe it is because i tutor children in languages and math, but i was listening to the president and his speech today talk about how he is reducing the deficit by ending the war and nev -- war in afghanistan and using the money saved to bring down the deficit. the simple term for that is that we will no longer be spending money for that war. we will no longer be taking money pile up in one place and moving it to another. the use of language is very bad on this. it even was last night, when he spoke not from a prepared plan, but just from talking points. i found that when romney would offer something specific,
trail. after last night's debate, president obama holding a campaign rally denver. vice president biden campaigning in iowa. mitt romney and his campaign vice president paul ryan are campaigning together today in virginia. while in denver for last night's debate, we talked with some students about their views on the election. >> the issue for me has to do with women's rights. and rights for all women, not just wealthy women. and the supreme court will go a long way to make sure that those are secured for generations to come. >> i was interested in the economy. >> the biggest issue for me is getting a job after i'm done for school. i pay $55,000 a year to come here. i need a job to pay for that. >> it's important to me to make sure i am able to get a job. >> there are many issues we need to focus on. >> video-based social media service similar to a tweet. last night's debate is the most tweeted event in history, topping this year's republican and democratic conventions. a look at last night's debate. the debate was held at the university of denver. it was spoke focusing on domestic polic
, blaming the high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> -- i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them last night mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president will head off to the battleground state of ohio and mitt romney goes to florida where he campaigns this weekend, the president ultimately ending up in california for a fund-raising event including a concert with john bone jovi, katy perry and stevie wonder. >> peter alexander from virginia, thank you. ed schultz is the host of "the ed show" on msnbc. >> good morning, savannah. >> you're a supporter of the president, your viewers are a supporter of the president. i think everybody in the political spectrum believed he slipped wednesday night. >> t c again. the margin of error, winning or losing in this campaign or this election is so tight right now, he just
president obama. showing fewer layoffs. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> less than an hour to go until governor romney takes the stage in northern virginia. it's the first time he and paul ryan have campaigned together in the commonwealth since ryan was introduced as the gop running mate in norfolk. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is live in fishersville, virginia. the romney supporters must be feeling reenergized tonight. >> reporter: hey, doreen, i would have to describe the atmosphere here festive. thousands have packed into this location to show mitt romney exactly what they think of his debate performance last night. telling us in fact the roads into this venue have been backed up for miles, folks making their way in here. this is a solidly red part of virginia. but even here romney backers say the debate inspires them to get behind this ticket in a whole new way. decked out in romney t-shirts and buttons, supporters lined up early in the shenandoah valley to see both mitt romney and paul ryan. most here say it was governor romney's performance in the debate
, president obama will speak at a park in denver, then fly fo wisconsin this afternoon. meantime, romney is headed to virginia for a ral lee tonight. they might be moving on, but many are rehashing last night's debate. the debate was make or break for mitt romney who appeared confident, commanding and in control. at times, it seemed a subdued president obama was less prepared allowing romney to steer the direction of the debate. many, including "meet the press" host, david gregory calling romney the clear winner. >> his proposal calls for a tax cut on top of $2 trillion of spending. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. >> reporter: there's no time for rest. the senior advisers on the "today" show, early this morning. >> governor romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion of normandy. i expected a strong performance and got it. >> many were watching governor romney without 30 second attack ads. >> reporter: perhaps most evidence during the closing sta
debate. mr. romney in denver and president obama in henderson, nevada. we look at the c-span archival video from past presidential debates to determine whether presidential debates still matter. this hour-long program begins with an update from wall street journal correspondent laura meckler, with how the candidates are preparing for tomorrow night. >> laura meckler, as we look at the first of three presidential debates, this one taking place on the campus of the university of denver, this has been the debate season of expectation by the obama and romney campaigns. what has happened? >> the expectations are being set on two different levels. you have the obama and romney campaigns talking about how great the other guy is. the people in the obama camp cannot stop praising mitt romney. they do not like him in any other way. they think he is a brilliant debater. same on romney's side. they talk about how obama is a debate champion. and how he has set the standard. what they are trying to do is lower expectations for their own performance and talk about their own flaws a bit and raise exp
of denver. there is president obama and mitt romney preparing to go face-to-face for 90 minutes with the presidency hanging in the balance. >> most americans head to the polls in five weeks. but by that time, an estimated 30% of the country will have already voted. >> early voting gets under way this morning in the battleground state of ohio, and the not so battleground state of nebraska. that means ballots are already being cast in ten states across the country. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is with us this morning. paul, more and more voters get a chance to go to the polls early. why is this so important? >> it is interesting, because what happens if a big development happens in this first debate or even some of the other debates and you've already cast your ballot and you want to change your mind. too late. most of the people who are voting early in these states are die-hards. ohio starting today. they're the second battleground state to start early. iowa, christine you know something about that. so it is interesting about a third of the country voted in one way, shap
with the president and he's live in denver. a very different sounding barack obama back in front of the teleprompter this morning. >> big time. he had the teleprompter here. he was hitting mitt romney here as you just showed. senior advisers to the president like david axelrod having conference calls this morning, doing the morning shows incision the president did not lose the debate last night. this rally here tells a much different story, not just the president's words but i spoke to several obama voters here behind me earlier who told me that they believe mitt romney showed them something they had not seen last night. these are obama voters. two of them told me that they thought mitt romney showed gravatas, that he could be on the same stage with the president. nonetheless to be clear these obama voters said they were still likely to be with the president but they saw something new from mitt romney, a spark if you will. from the president what i saw just a moment ago was a president who seemed to realize that he had missed opportunities last night, that time after time when mitt romney punched hi
, folks i'm megyn kelly. a look back now in denver, colorado where a fired up barack obama has just finished this rally. he was going off on governor romney in that campaign appearance, and we heard a very different-sounding barack obama at this rally. it comes after the president's top campaign advisers, hour after hour hit the air waves clearly trying to reframe the presidential's debate performs answer. political observers said he looked irritated, annoyed and was unhappy to be on the stage while mitt romney sounded presidential. thousand they try to make the argument that governor romney only won last night because he lied. here is the president moments ago. >> we also had our first debate last night. when i got onto the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] >> but it couldn't have been mitt romney, because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts in pay for the wealthy. he said the fellow last night on stage said he didn't know anything about that. megyn: he said he was
by president obama this summer. the denver post says, quote, the people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, wfs a two-year visa, should expect the visa would continue to be valid. i'm not going to take something that they've purchased. before those visas have expired we will have the full immigration reform plan that i've proposed. >>> squaring off in their second debate last night, brown tried to paint himself as an outsider in a dysfunctional washington. warren said he makes a different case behind closed doors and also said republicans, including brown, are out to block president obama's economic agenda. >> could the -- wow! >> football player. >> could the desks of mahmoud ahmadi nechlt jad be -- then he never left. now in hiding and seeking asylum in the u.s. we asked his american toerp why he felt he had to leave. >> he does not want to continue to live in the regime. he is offended by how the regime treats people, how it treats its enemies, the iranian people, about the level of persecution there and he also has concerns now about his own safety.
the next few days at 6:00. julie carey, news4. >>> president obama spoke to a big crowd in denver this afternoon at his first rally since the debate. he said the man he met on stage last night looked like mitt romney but had different positions than the romney that's been on the campaign trail. >> the man on stage last night, he doesn't not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. and that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for the last year. >> the president is in wisconsin for another rally tonight. he will campaign at george mason university in fairfax tomorrow. >>> police in fairfax county tonight are using bloodhounds, a helicopter and a lot of officers, hoping to find a missing teenager. brian glen was last seen monday morning after he didn't show up for school. officers found his car, but no sign of him. pat collins is live from the search scene with the latest on this search. pat? >> reporter: jim, some of the police are still out searching, others are back there gettin
appearance by romney since the debate in denver last night. obama had two -- one in denver at sloan lake park. the other was in madison, wisconsin. that was a big crowd there, too, the biggest of the obama campaign so far. the nielsen ratings agency says the audience last night for the debate was the biggest since 1992. 62.7 million tuned into the debate. if you did not get to see it, what we have done on our debate hub, we are looking at the candidates getting set for an interview with sean hannity. this will be on the hannity program on fox later. on the debate hub you can see the speech broken down into portions and clips from last night posing debate. the candidates are backstage. we will go back live to fishersville, virginia once the rally gets under way. we will have to live view here on c-span. [no audio] we will wait to take you back to fishersville, virginia with mitt romney and paul ryan. they are doing an interview. i want to show you some of the reaction from this morning's washington journal and from last night. >> we asked c-span viewers what they thought of the first president
aggression. and carriage disorder." after a weekend of debate prep in boston, romney left for denver an wednesday's big event. while the campaign played the game of lowering expectations for the governor. >> obama is a gifted speaker. he has been on the national stage for many years. experienceed debater. he has done the debates before. this is mitt's first time on this stage. >> romney campaign was left to slap itself in the forehead when governor chris christie apparently didn't get the expectations memo. >> wednesday night is the restart of the campaign, i think you will see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race will change. >> reporter: in truth, debates rarely move polls in a significant ways. one notable exception was in 2000. when -- >> that's what a governor gets to do. >> dismissive al gore threw away a five-point lead in the course of three debates. >> romney advisors are just hoping for a solid performance. no knock-outs on wednesday night. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this ca
. >>> president obama and mitt romney met face to face last night in denver, colorado for their first u.s. presidential debate. they focused mostly on the economy. with a month to go before the election, both men aim to prove to voters that they're the right choice to lead the country for the next four years. john harwood got a firsthand view of the debate and filed this report. >> the first of three presidential debates here at the university of denver was a strong one for mitt romney. he came out very aggressively in confronting president obama on his record over the last four years, taking on the president over his failure to reduce the budget deficit, over job creation, over obama care, over the regulation of wall street and dodd-frank. had some success in pulling the election back from a choice election as president obama wants to be about their visions going forward into a referendum on president obama's record in the first four years. mitt romney looked very comfort only and pleased to be on the stage. he knows that he only has a few weeks left to go to reverse president obama's
president obama, by showing fewer layoffs. live from denver, steve handelsman, news4. >>> more now on the continuing coverage of that first presidential debate. nbc news senior political editor mark murray joins us now with new analysis of last night's big debate. >> mark, instant polling and survey say they thought romney won the debate, and the president didn't help himself. do you agree with that? >> i pretty much do agree. look at the body lang raj from the campaign, obama was trying to do a little bit of cleanup. when you have to do that, you end up getting the better of the debate performance. i was surprised in a way that president obama's initial level was a bit down. mitt romney was concise. he was assertive. we had seen all those things during the republican primary season. i wasn't surprised about that, but was surprised president obama didn't have the energy level to meet it. >> we had mentioned the surveys that have come out. and most people who watched it seemed to think that romney won. steve handelsman showed us that headline. when does that translate, or does it tr
month. >>> the university of denver is still being set for the three debates. president obama is spending time at a nevada resort. he runs through rehearsals. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard-working americans. that is what people are going to be looking for. that's the debate you deserve. because in the coming weeks you are going to have a big choice to make, nevada, and it's not just the choice between two candidates or two political parties. it is a choice between two different paths for the country. >> the focus is primarily on domestic issues. the roll out in the campaign trail especially in the wake of the libya consulate attack. >> doug luzader thank you so much. it is time to look at who is talking this morning and the first presidential debate a lot of us are talking about this morning. that's what brit hume is calling. >>> this will be a closer race in all likelihood as we get closer to election day. one consensus, an incumbent running with a record like
obama and mitt romney are prepping for their wednesday night face-off in the ring. romney took a break with his debate partner, senator rob portman, to get lunch at a chipotle in denver today. chipotle is pretty good. while obama stepped out of debate camp in nevada to visit the hoover dam. that's neat too. with as many as 60 million americans expected to watch, both camps keep expectations low. it's a big game to say i'm going to do worse than you. romney senior adviser barbara come stock is in denver and jen socky, press secretary for the obama campaign is in las vegas with the president. good to see both of you. nice big smiles. i love this optimism. we're all excited about tomorrow. barbara, let me start with you. there was something politico's chief political columnist wrote today that sort of made me smile and i wanted to get your reaction. roger same mondays wrote, there are three things mitt romney must do to win the presidential debate on wednesday. unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. do you know what they are? >> well, i think it's going to be talking to the american p
on the campus of the university of denver, where in just about three hours president obama and romney will walk out on this stage behind me in the first of three debates in the next 20 days. tonight's session will be divided in to six 15-minute segments. allotted to topics related to the economy, healthcare and government. tens of millions of americans will be watching. according to the polls, most have already made up their minds. one recent poll says 7% of likely voters are still undecided. they will be the primary targets tonight. as the neigh watches. chief white house correspondent ed henry begins our coverage. >> in the run township the clash that will help decide whether he gets another four years, president obama stayed mum. leaving the heavy lifting yet again today to former president bill clinton in new hampshire, who made the case this is a choice about the next four years. >> the economy is not fixed. i am telling you, nobody can fix this much damage in four years. but the president's economic plan is better in the short run, better in the long run. >> reporter: the president made t
for president obama as you imagine. back to the campaign grind today, mr. obama holds a rally in denver. anded henry traveling live with the president in denverment what is the campaign saying this morning about last night? >> very chilly this morning in denver, chilly reception for the president last night from right to left. i spoke as to stewart stevens, and he said luke can't have bill clinton stand in for you in these debates. it's the one man going head-to-head with the challenger. bill mahr said maybe the t-t doe president does need his teleprompter. when he loses bill mahr he's in a little bit of trouble. i think the president started long with trying to reframe everything. it's not about the last four years it's a choice for the next four years. >> the question here tonight is not where we've been, but where we are going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed toward the wealthy and rollback regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. >> now it started strong there but then mitt ro
aren't the only ones making last-minute preparations. workers at the university of denver putting the finishing touches on constructing the stage where president obama and governor romney will face off. the city of denver is also planning to make major changes including street closures and changes to traffic patterns. organizers say it's all well worth it to be at the center of the political world for one night. here's a surprising revelation from one of the nation's most powerful women. homeland security secretary janet napolitano. she says she doesn't use e-mail ever. and as tanya tells us she's not the only power plier who manages to survive unplugged. >> hillary clinton is e mailing here is not the head of homeland security. janet just yesterday revealed this shocker. >> what did your personal security look like? >> don't laugh but i just don't use e-mail at all. >> in the hunger games jennifer lawrence's character is a fierce shot. but in real life, the actress won't shoot off an e-mail. >> because the internet scares me. it never ends. i
, specifically the city of denver. roll this. >> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust. >> that is interesting. >> i don't know, maybe --. bill: did you hear that voice in the background, that's interesting? now, it is true, and it is factual he left vegas around 2:00 in the afternoon. but just on the face, what do you think of that? >> well that may be its effect on vice president gore. i think the president is in peek physical condition. i think he could probably handle 5,000 feet. this is why the president had a problem in the macro explanation, is, people like al gore, suck up to the president. every president lives in a world without pierce, is trapped in this world where nobody can tell him the truth because he is the only president. but i think president more than any other i have seen is surrounded by suck ups, people who reinforce his sense he is above all of this. i think valerie jarrett sat next to mrs. obama dur
said that obama should have arrived in denver earlier to acclimate himself to the altitude. as for romney supporters they're downright giddy today saying their guy did exactly what he needed to do to claw back in to the race for president. >> i've never seen a debate as decisive as the one last night. so, we all knew that it had to be -- he had to hit it out of the park and he hit it out of the park. >> we heard about romney's extensive debate preparations. today, the president's people saying romney appeared centrist and romney with numbers, came in with statistics. i'll let you hear some of mitt romney and then you. this is mitt romney explaining that we're on the wrong path. >> 23 million people out of work. the proof of that is 1 out of 6 people in poverty. the proof of that is is 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. the proof of that is 50% of college graduates this year can't find work. we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney actually came off as a more moderate candidate tonight and probably looks bett
. the showdown between president obama and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little different. the 90 minute format will be divided into six 15-minute discussions. ors believe that will help views are to get a good sense of the candidates' views on key issue. one political analyst says this is important since both men have something to prove. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney is an acceptable alternative. they sort of know the president. he is the devil they know. mitt romney is the devil they don't. they haven't made up their mind about him one way or the other right now. >> reporter: polls do suggest that there are few undecide voters but political analyst dos say say strong debate performance by either candidate could change the direction or pause the momentum of the presidential race. >> thank you. >>> by wait, can catch the debate live at 9:00 p.m. here on fox 5. we'll have a complete wrap-up on the news at 10:00 and the news end at 11:00. >>> a very special shout out to my pastor, the guy who puts u
romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time. this really does determine the election. i don't care who you are for. this will determine the election. it is a huge problem or the country. we s
and the obama campaign holds parties and meetings targeting women. in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, anita, back to you. >> okay, danielle, thank you. this first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy. the second half addressing healthcare. another national concern. channel 9 is your go-to station for tomorrow night's debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today to fact check what the candidates have to say, to make sure your tv is turned on to channel 9 to watch the debate. log on to for live fact checking. then join us for 9news at 11:00 for the most accurate debate coverage, no bull, no spin, just the facts. >>> a pennsylvania judge said no today to a tough new voter id requirement that has caused a storm of controversy. that means the law will not be enforced in the presidential election. the law would have required every voter to show a valid photo id. democrats and minority groups blasted the law. they said it would make it difficult for the disenfranchised to vote. appeal is expected. >
, then this debate happening on wednesday is the time. >> as president obama and mitt romney prepare for the debate in denver, survivors of recent shooting massacres are asking the moderator to ask the candidates about gun violence. we will speak with colin goddard, who survived the shooting at virginia tech in 2007, and to poet professor nikki g rabbani, who taught the shooter in her class. >> if you are not concerned about gun violence, what are you concerned about? >> first, the u.s. death toll an event -- afghanistan tops 2000. we talk about america's longest- running war. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. iran's currency has hit an all- time low amidst a worsening financial crisis brought upon by u.s.-led sanctions. on monday, the iranian rial dropped 15% to its lowest point against the dollar, capping a three-month contest that has seen its overall value drop 57%. the price of basic foods are on the rise since a new round of sanctions took place in july. a former u.s. ambassador to the un and under secretary of st
debate president obama and mitt romney in denver this morning preparing to come face to face and sway american voters. we'll head live to denver for a preview. >> plus, are you willing to pay more for better service? it's an idea maryland governor o'malley is considering. melanie alnwick is live with details. >> also, another scare, american airlines passengers told to brace for a crash landing. as we learn more about what
race to the presidential race, president obama and mitt romney will keep low profiles as they prepare for their first debate. romney held this rally in denver where that debate will take place monday night. the republican presidential nominee told his supporters that creating jobs will be his administration's top priority. president obama did not make any campaign stops. he's preparing for tomorrow night's debate in nevada. >>> they've got a three-step plan to avoid a fiscal cliff in january. that cliff, $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts hits on january 1st. the plan includes reducing the deficit by about $4 trillion over ten years. an overhaul of the tax code and changes to medicare and social security. several tax cuts could also end if the cliff is not avoided, meaning about $3,500 more in taxes for the average household. >>> american university is warning students to be on alert after a string of incidents where a man has groped students near campus. there have been four reported incidents in the last week. the most recent one happened sunday night on massachusetts avenue. po
. carla, san francisco political reporter joining us live from a rally for president obama after the debate in denver, colorado, thank you, carla. >> thanks for having me. >> we have more information on the debate on our website including a fact check of the statements made, a lot of numbers, facts and figures thrown out. find that there. >> 7:50. glaring deficiencies, tough criticism of the oakland police department. pam cook is in our newsroom with this call to action to make things better and safer in oakland. what is that about? >> it actually all started 10 years ago with an oakland police scandal known as the riders case and has resurfaced with the occupy movement. police response to occupy oakland last october is called troubling. that comes from the monitor appointed by the court after the rider case to oversee the actions of the oakland police department. he says that the report on the occupy incident finds that oakland police were understaffed and insufficiently prepared during that clash. the new report has recommendations and that is the big concern, is the police fol
's commitment 2012 report, president obama and mitt romney during up for their upcoming presidential debate. university of denver is preparing to host the first debate this wednesday at 9:00 p.m. workers assemble the stage in the campus arena today. about 1000 people will receive tickets to watch the debate. more than 50 million people are expected to watch each of the debates. a lot of people for the first debate. very exciting. exciting at home today. but there could not be more perfect. just wonderful. >> another game tomorrow. a day game. >> and? >> good question. a big question mark as far as the weather is concerned. we will talk about it in a minute in the forecast. right now, some clouds in the area. at the airport, 60. 67 downtown. >> a powerful typhoon hit southern japan. wind gusts were strong enough to overturn vehicles. 4000 people and open all were advised to move to safer locations. -- 4000 people in okinawa were advised to move to safer locations. >> i have a picture that is a couple hours old. the storm is moving towards the mainland of china. okinawa is an island to the so
. this morning the search continues for two other suspects involved in that holdup. >>> president obama and mitt romney will spend today preparing for their first debate. the candidates will square off tomorrow night at the university of denver. romney arrived in denver yesterday as quarterback john elway introduced the presidential nominee at a rally last night. romney told the crowd creating jobs would be the administration's number one priority. president obama preparing for tomorrow's debate but in nevada. he has not made any campaign appearances since sunday. romney says he would not deport any undocumented immigrants in the u.s. because of an executive order the president signed. they can stay for two years if they came before they were 16, are still 30 or younger, and meet other criteria. romney criticized the president for signing that executive order during an election year. he also said he would veto a bill that would grant a path to citizenship. >>> strong attacks coming from both sides, but now some residents in roanoke, virginia, say one anti-obama display goes too far. a man named
're live in the swing state of colorado as denver gets ready to host the very first face-to-face for the two candidates. president obama, governor mitt romney preparing to make their cases to tens of millions of americans expected to watch on television tonight. in the meantime, "the daily caller" releasing a videotape from 2007 where then candidate, barack obama, suggested racism played a role in the government's response to hurricane katrina. now the reverend jeremiah write was in the audience at the time. mr. obama went on to praise the controversial pastor, calling him a friend and a great leader. mike emanuel is live in washington with all of this. and, mike, some of then candidate barack obama's remarks deal with trying to help poor people. how did he handle that topic? >> reporter: well, gregg on the video senator obama at the time seas we don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs. he said there should be investment in minority owned businesses in our neighborhoods in front of that group of black ministers. here is mr. obama on assisting the poor. >> the
presidential debate from the universe her -- university of denver. two hours from now, president barack obama will face his republican challenger, former met -- massachusetts governor mitt romney on campus. 80 million people are expected to watch on tv and online in this first debate between the two man. we will be here for the next two hours to set the stage, discussing the debate, logistics, and policies of the evening. we will involve you in this discussion. here is how you can take part. iphone, democrats can dial -- by phone, democrats can dial. republicans and independents -- the numbers on the screen. if you will tweet about the debate, use the hash tag #cspan2012. we may use your comments on air. our question for this program -- what would you have if you had the chance to ask? this is a domestic policy debate. you can send our thoughts on the question you would most like to ask on our facebook page. the moderator is jim lehrer of pbs. the debate is structured into a series of 15 minute questions, many focusing on the economy. the economy gets the first half of the
will be going to ohio. the obama campaign is regrouping after wednesday's big debate. at a rally in denver yesterday, the president accused republican challenger mitt romney of being dishonest. the obama campaign vows they will sharpen their attacks. >>> also mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as well. he's holding what is called a coal country rally. just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. in the meantime mitt romney is now clarifying his controversial 47% statement. now he says he was complete his wrong when he said that half of americans are victims and dependent on the government. >>> goo news -- good news on the jobs front. the newly released jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. coming up at 6:15 we will take you live to our washington, d.c. bureau. we'll let you hear more about how this report will effect the presidential election. >>> right now we want to go back over to sal. so he's keeping an eye on traffic. how does it look? >> it looks all right. we don't have a lot of slow traffic out there. we'
big presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment in the campaign because there are so many eyes on this. it's the first of three debates between these two men. it's scheduled to last 90 minutes, and with just 33 days until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morn
of the university of denver. 8:00 p.m. eastern, president obama and mitt romney will face off in their first of three debates. we have an all star panel tonight. former congressman rick lazio and former clinton white house aide keith boykin. and herman cain tells us what it's like to debate kevin madden. it's all about leadership and leadership means taking control of the conversation. that's just my advice. in an anemic overall economy, we've seen some positives in recent days. the ism services surprised on the up side today, 15 million car sales yesterday and of course stocks have been rising since a year ago today. the s&p is up 32%. so things can't be all that bad. how will the investor class vote in 34 days? but first up, both mitt romney and president obama are in their respective hotel rooms now. they're making final preparations for the big debate and cnbc's own john harwood joins us live with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. two hours from that debate we've gotten a reminder in the last 24 hours with a slew of polls of how high the stakes are in this debate.
's uninspired performance, blaming high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet. >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust, i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them, mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president heads to ohio, and mitt romney to florida where he campaigns this weekend. the president ending up in california for a fund-raiser, including a concert with john bon jovi, katy perry, and stevie wonder. >> thanks. chuck todd, nbc's political director and correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> a jobs report on one hand, the jobs added a lackluster figure, but unemployment dipped. in terms of the headline, does it benefit president obama? >> it benefits him in the tone of coverage today, right, in the way the media looks at him, in the way he's got something positive to talk about, and it is a psychological barrier. right after the democratic convention, all of that mo
off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's debate performance was big on style but short on facts. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. last night, he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: mitt romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different vigs for the country. >> reporter: also in denver, his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. >> reporter: the debates started with a handshake, mitt romney quickly landed blows. >> what is -- . >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's mad, it's arithmetic. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> he's saying his big,
candidates will be back on the campaign trail a day after their first debate. president obama holding a rally in denver before heading to wisconsin. he'll visit the university of wisconsin campus in madison. mitt romney will campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan in virginia today. they will appear together in fisherville in central virginia. both candidates are looking for a boost from last night's debate. they went after each other on several issues, including mitt romney's tax plan. >> now, governor romney's proposal, that he has been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> first of all, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not goi
injured in 2010. >> president obama is wasting no time firing after debate. he spoke to a crowd in denver. as we showed you. he was criticizing president nominee mitt romney and also where he would make cuts. >> when he was asked what he would actually do to cut the deficit. he would eliminate funding for public television. (auidence b oos) >> that was his answer. finally, somebody is getting tough on big bird. it is about time. we did not know that the big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> and as far as public television they are happy that people can agree that everybody likes big bird. they continue to campaign today in virginia and cleveland. >> meantime, the vice presidential rrally was in a virginia. the end are a are both and deaf --the nra are both endorsing the from the ticket. >> i got a chance to cut through the average campaign and instead riss-- the next persovice-presidential debate will be in new york october 16th. we also have a voice presidential debate with paul ryan. we will have live coverage of that go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weath
obama and mitt romney begins in less than 48 hours now. >>> the university of denver is setting the stage tonight. romney needs a good debate to narrow the gap in some battleground states. the president is hoping for a strong challenge. both of them will campaign in virginia after the debate. romney will be near charlottesville on thursday. the president will be in northern virginia on friday. there have been more than a few nasty attacks from supporters of both the president and mitt romney. but some neighbors near virginia are out raged at one anti-obama display. they say it crosses if line into racism. wendy rigger here now with more. >> this is freedom of speech in craig county, virginia. a man named cur tisz caldwell has put up a statue of a monkey wearing a mask of the president's face. he told our sister station his only message is that another four years of the president would be bad for the country. >> not trying to say that obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i would have put a kangaroo up there. i think we nd to get him out of office and that's primary th
of you, thank you so much. we really appreciate it. >>> president obama and will go head-to-head in the first presidential debate wednesday night in denver. of course, we're going to be there with you live 7:00 eastern on cnn and on >>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. check out this video. a man jumps from the third floor window. a crowd is there to catch him. we're going to tell you why he had to jump. >>> i'm dr. sanjay gupta. meet jennifer, founder of code for america. it's kind of a peace corps for geeks. >> most people have seen that really geeks have changed the world so much in the past 10 or 20 years, that they haven't changed government yet. we get people to take a year off. it's geeks, also designers and product managers, people from the technical industries. we get them to work with people in city hall to solve problems in cities for a year. >> she wants to fix local government one smart phone app at a time. it's sunday on "the next list." this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools,
wedding anniversary with the first lady, of course, mrs. obama will be in the audience in denver, as the president takes the stage. the celebrations are on hold until saturday. i'm sure she understands. >> i think so. happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. >>> hey, tucker. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> good. been a nice morning. fog-- >> out of here? >> it's on the way out. see the darker yellow and orange? it's where the fog is thick. to the west of the city, see the frontal system literally draped across the district here? the fog has been springing up along that front all morning long, and heavy here just to the north of the front. as you get west of the city here, out towards leesburg and reston, visibility still 0.25- mile or less. montgomery county and northern maryland, visibility still greatly reduced. washington, still fog to the east, fog as well. things should get better. dense fog advisory continues for mother half hour or so -- another half hour or so. expanded this at about 8:15 this morning to include the washington, d.c. and counties close. earlier it was
's been selling for the last year. >> president obama at that rally in denver earlier today. very, very different from what we saw in the debate last night. watch this. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me was -- the irony is that we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. >> all right. moments like that may have contributed to what so many people out there see as the president's debate loss. our cnn/orc poll of viewers, people who actually watched the debate, finds that 67% think mitt romney was the clear winner while only 25% think president obama won. let's get some more now from our chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, how damaging was this debate to president obama last night? >> i think we have to let the polls come in. and we'll let the voters decide. but i think you saw from the way the president was behaving on the stump this morning that even he knows that this was a pretty damaging debate for him. look, mitt romney showed up as somebody who was reasonable, as somebody wh
obama and governor romney meet in a hall in denver. in less than 14 hours they'll be focusing on domestic policy and the economy. it's happening as a brand new cnn poll of polls shows the president maintaining a three-point lead with less than a month to go in the race. joining us is republican congressman jason from the great state of utah. how are you feeling tonight? >> good morning. >> when is the last time you spoke to mitt romney, the candidate, and how is he doing? >> it's been a little time with him last week. i haven't seen him today but i have been with him during the primary season before debates. you know, when you spend that hour sitting in the holding room, it's interesting to see how they reacted. mitt romney's a real cool character. loosy goose. you know, 15, 16 people sitting in the room, just chatting about various things. i think it will probably be very similar tonight. >> let's run through what some of the morning papers, op-eds, especially conservative feedback has been. ross -- he wrote an op-ed in the new york times and he says, the assumption the wealt
, right? >> that's right. i even spoke to some obama supporters at this rally here in denver. a couple of women told me, look, they still want to vote for the president, they plan to, but they thought that mitt romney did a strong job. it wasn't because of style points. one woman used the gravitas and said he had command on the stage. none the less the obama campaign was insisting this was just about style. it was about scripted lines. while other senior democrats like charlie rangel said they are not buying that take a listen. >> something i think clint eastwood would be proud of. on substance his positions were just as empty as the chair that mr. eastwood had on stage. >> i don't think the president took him very seriously and he should have. and for a large part, he -- the president just looked bored and wanted to get the darn thing over with. >> the president can take comfort tonight though in the fact that ronald reagan lost his first debate 1984 came roaring back, won that election. same for george w. bush in 2004. will i am was warming up the crowd, the dj today in denver. at on
-ins from the university of denver for president obama and mitt romney taking the stage yesterday to make sure everything is right. in a couple hours, it will be the real thing. alicia live in depp very already. good morning to you. >> good morning. this debate taking place in what we've heard called the swingiest of the swing states, colorado. interesting developments coming out. you mentioned some media polling coming out that the tightening of races in very important places, which makes tonight's debate all that more important. now, the nonpartisan, nonprofit commission on presidential debates says that the final touches on lighting and sound are being done to the stage. they also explained that the set that we will see tonight is one they have been using since 1988, one that the commission developed and has improved and enhanced over the years. here is more on the format and what we will hear from the candidates tonight. >> what's different about the format is that we're dividing the hour and a half debate into six discussion segments. so there will be fewer questions, but more extend
presidential debate of this campaign is tomorrow in denver. how mitt romney and president barack obama are preparing as they count down the hours to tomorrow night. 90 minutes of drama should we say? >> can you imagine being a fly on the wall, listening to the prep and what they're going through, he says this, you say this, stand like that, talk like this. the prep must be fascinating behind the scenes. >> i would love to hear the commentary as they're looking at their opponents in previous debates, just the things they would say about them. >> political theater in full effect tomorrow night. >>> also, folks, a health concern near and dear to our insomniac viewers, this is for sure, we'll bring you new and pretty eye-opening research into teens who are sleep deprived. something we can relate to, especially coming off a little mini weekend vacation. >> basically anything positive out of sleep deprivation. >> the news is never good for our life expectancy on the shift. >>> this is actually kind of good, though. "extreme eats," ordinary foods with an extreme edge. i will introduce you to
the debate, rather than fighting it. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there. >> reporter: some even blamed denver's high elevation for the president's performance. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> i don't know. >> reporter: last night, the president spent much time looking down at his podium, taking notes. and he squandered easy opportunities to go after romney, such as this moment. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to spend money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> reporter: a wide opening, but the president took more than 14 hours to come up with a comeback. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it's about time. >> reporter: many top democrats suggest that one of the problems, maybe one common to incumbents, the president has lived in a bubble for four years, surrounded by adulation, rarely challenged. the campaign today acknowledged they were going to conduct a reassessmen
of the economy that's done so poorly than president obama has. >> live from denver this morning, cnn's live coverage of the debate starts tomorrow night 7:00 eastern. >>> time is running out for congress and president obama to reach a budget deal. if they don't, the fiscal cliff could cost you thousands of dollars in tax increases and they could begin next year. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i was scared, alison. >> yeah, you know why? because this would have a huge impact if we do go over this so-called fiscal cliff. 88% of us, we are going to pay more in taxes. the tax policy center says, you know what? for the average american, it means thousands more dollars in taxes. now, overall, of course, varies based on how much you make. and i want to show you what you make here. for low-income people, people making less than $20,000, an extra $400 in taxes you pay, in the middle income area, an extra $2,000, the richest people making over $108,000, you pay an extra $14,000 extra. why would all this happen? well, of course, a record number of tax increases, they're all going to kick
. obama, 52%, romney, 43%. the president is winning that part of the country. out west in denver, colorado, nevada, among the battlegrounds out here in the west. ten-point lead in the west for the president. 54% to 44%. the white vote and if you look regionally, there are things that give the president's team some optimism. >> if you're the romney campaign looking at these new poll numbers, what should give the romney folks some optimism? >> reporter: one of the reasons we are back in a closer race, a statistical dead heat nationally f you go state by state, it's a little different, this number, governor romney has improved his standing among independents. he leads by eight points among those who describe themselves as independent voters. that's a significant improvement for governor romney, 49% to 41%, among independents. and again the defining question, when you have an incumbent president, what do the american people think of that president's job performance? not do they like him, but what about his job approval rating? and the president's is down in our new poll. 49% of americans appro
each of the university of denver signs. a tv monitor. right over there way is where the obama team surrogates gather, and their area is curtained off, but i can tell you, they are in there doing television interviews, and i'm already hearing they do not plan for the president to come here and attack mitt romney, but as you've heard all along, lay out facts and drill for specifics and the word right now is he is relaxing and taking it easy. candy. >> thanks, jessica yellin, chief white house correspondent. anderson there, is prespin, post spin. you won't lack for opinion. >> i love that they call it the spin room. everyone is lying, everyone is making up spin. they don't call it the truth room. candy, we'll come back to you. undecided voters in colorado are ready to tell us if they are closer to making up their minds. and michelle obama explains why the timing of the debate could be better. we'll be right back. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning you can feel. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with a patented
for the games. minneapolis, 47. the denver headlights no earlier this morn84 degrees in dallas. back to you. >> thank you. president obama in battleground virginia today on the heels of the favorable jobs report. he started speaking at george mason university and wasted no time telling voters they need to vote for him in order to prevent another unemployment crisis. >> because of your strength and resilience, the strength and resilience of the american people, we have made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not allow tha. that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. >> now the president heads to the battleground state of ohio for a campaign stop in cleveland. >> a personal dispute behind the deaths of photel chef and an american man from new york. he stole a gun from a hotel security guards in israel and fired several shots in the kitchen, killing the schef. killed police. he has not been identified. >> as ceremony to remember the victims of the d.c. sniper shootings was
out to denver and getting some popcorn and enjoy the show. >> president obama is meeting with seniors and he's talking about medicare. >> mid romney said at the time were he president in this past, he would sign it into law. sign into law the requirement you all come up with $6,400 a year more for the same benefits and now they say to us, no, no, no, joe, we don't have that plan anymore. >> could joe biden be more effective will florida than paul ryan than that medicare message he duft jifred. . >> there is the state where that has one of the oldest populations in the u.s., it is the state where democrat also use paul ryan's budget plan most aggressively against the -- we're also seeing it in the senate race down there and a bunch of house races down there, democrats really think that's the way to drive a wedge between republicans and seniors who have been -- there's a larger question here and this gets to the problem of mitt romney's pass to president obama's 270 electoral votes. one of the most conservative swing states that president obama won back in 2008. the amount of money that
president obama and governor mitt romney. domestic policy will be the theme in denver and we here at wusa9 are your go to debate station wednesday night. if you just want the facts and no spin. 9 news now is teaming up with our sister paper usa today and starting at 9 p.m. on our website we will be fact checking what the candidates say. we will also live stream the debate. so make sure your television is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate when it starts at 9:00 and then log onto for live checking at the same time. we're doing fact checking in realtime. then 9 news now at 11:00. we'll have the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage. so we've got a lot going on this week, but let's start. let's not get ahead of ourselves. >> wouldn't it be cool if they had a fact checker actually at the debate. >> that would be interesting. >> probably not going to happen. >> we don't have to check your facts. we know it's raining a little at nationals park. >> nothing heavy, not a huge deal, but before we get to that take time to look at this video. this is really incredible vide
hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> five days before the first show down between president obama and mitt romney at a debate at university of denver. we have a couple of polls from swing states to show you. the poll roundup for the morning. in virginia, president obama leads by two. in iowa, romney by one in a republican poll done for iowa republican website there, moving down the ballot, add some other numbers in the nbc wall street polls, dean heller leading berkley by five points in the new hampshire governor race. in north carolina, the republican pulling away over the democrat. and we have melissa harris-perry, and republican strategist and former adviser to chris christie, mike duhane. maggie, start with you. we have all of the debate memos. right now, the only time you can see one side compliment the other is on debate skills. apparently one is lincoln, one is douglas, the other is not. >> one is cicero. my colleague alex burns wrote if either of the guys manages to tie their shoes and make it to the podiums, it will be impressive to the advisers. what we hear out of the camp, my g
for president obama. the big dog will be in new hampshire on wednesday, the same day obama and mitt romney will meet in denver for the first presidential debate. in 1992 clinton, of course, became the first democrat to carry new hampshire since lyndon johnson did it back in '64, and since then the granite state has voted for a republican president only once when george w. bush won it in 2000. we'll be right back. low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lower than spdr tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and even lower than vanguard. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 that means with schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 your portfolio has tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 a better chance to grow. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and you can trade all our etfs online, tdd#
. the big dog will be in new hampshire on wednesday, the same day obama and mitt romney will meet in denver for the first presidential debate. in 1992 clinton, of course, became the first democrat to carry new hampshire since lyndon johnson did it back in '64, and since then the granite state has voted for a republican president only once when george w. bush won it in 2000. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. >>> welcome back to "hardball." after initially urging him to drop out, more and more republicans are now endorsing todd akin out in missouri in that senate race against claire mccaskill. today former senator kid bun gave his endorsement but only weeks ago bond and other top republicans urged him to g
. the debate will be of the university of denver featuring the president barack obama and the challenger mitt romney. this happens every four years. we enter the final hours before the state -- before the debate. we later put them into perspective that we're going to try to do that. there is the rest of news reports over the weekend and this morning telling us how vital the debates are. we're here to offer a thought today on really helping all of us citizens on how to watch these debates and how to evaluate to start off with. the analysis may be the only certain thing we know about the debates of this point. we hope to go further than that. and assist you watching today in the studio, watching on c- span and live streaming to develop tips and tools to watch the debates. television debates began in 1960 with john f. kennedy facing vice-president nixon. the next debates were not until 1976. a commission was set up to run the debates. a town hall format was introduced in 1992, which will be the format for the second debate. that will take place october 16. the final debate returns to the moderat
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